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Contains 1825 names, "including all who have in any way contributed to the literature of botany, who have made scientific collections of plants, or have otherwise assisted directly in the progress of botany, exclusive of pure horticulture." cf. Pref
"List of the chief books and other sources consulted and quoted": p. vii-xiv